Northeast

Cornell honors vegetable grower for community service

After Don Reed graduated from Cornell in 1962, he went back to his family’s 200-year-old Cortland, New York, farm. Reed’s agricultural education taught him plant genetics, which gave him the tools to create delicious cabbage... more »

Stokes Seeds and Planttape partner on seeds, transplanting system

A seed company and a provider of an automated transplanting system are joining forces to better serve their grower customers. Stokes Seeds has entered into a partnership with PlantTape to become the recommended seed supplier... more »

New Jersey Ag Secretary Douglas Fisher retires

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher is retiring after 14 years in the position, following a career as supermarket owner and operator and member of the New Jersey General Assembly. Fisher was appointed to... more »

Mastronardi, InterGrow partner in New York state

Mastronardi Produce, a fourth-generation family-owned commercial greenhouse grower, is expanding its U.S. network through a joint venture with Intergrow Greenhouses. Mastronardi will acquire Integrow’s greenhouse facilities and trucking business in New York state. The new... more »

New Jersey farm preservationist Bob Shinn dies

Robert “Bob” Shinn Jr., the former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection who is credited with contributing to the preservation of New Jersey farmland, has died. Shinn, who was commissioner of the... more »

UNH adds Extension entomologist, IPM specialist

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension has added Amber Vinchesi-Vahl as an entomologist and IPM state specialist in the university’s food and agriculture team. Vinchesi-Vahl has spent the last several years as a vegetable crops... more »

Summer Swell tomato developed through ‘On-Demand Breeding’

Sound Agriculture has launched the Summer Swell tomato, a new slicing tomato variety developed through a unique breeding process. The Summer Swell is the first food to be grown using what Sound Agriculture calls On-Demand... more »

New indoor strawberry launched by vertical farming operator Oishii

Vertical farming operator Oishii has introduced its newest strawberry varietal. The Koyo berry is touted as “bursting with sweetness” and an... more »

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